Energy Efficient Homes – Building for the future
BRB is committed to building healthier, warmer homes for our clients and their families, which are more energy efficient and economical to run, while keeping inside the clients build budget. By using key techniques and factors in the build process, which are sustainable as well as environmentally friendly, BRB ensure we do our part to protect the environment and the health of our employees.
BRB are proud members of the Superhome Movement, established in 2008, with a goal to raise building standards in NZ to ensure all new buildings are healthier and more energy efficient, while also promoting environmental, economic and socially sustainable practices.
Here at BRB we encourage the key factors to building a ‘superhome’ which in turn are elements of reducing ways in which heat is lost through the home. Keys principals include;
- Windows – Windows are the greatest heat loss, triple glaze where possible
- Air tightness –Airtight construction and building materials to minimise heat loss and eliminate moisture and mould in the wall and roof space.
- Thermal Insulation – in foundation, walls and ceiling to reduce heat loss
- Ventilation – Proper ventilation is critical, ensuring air flow is maintained throughout the house
- Foundations - Suspended floors fully insulated floor systems, airtight and earthquake resilient.